Mum, 32, dies suddenly after collapsing in middle of fitness class
The mum of two complained of headaches to a relative before her untimely death.
A "massively fit and healthy" mum has died suddenly after suffering a brain aneurysm while teaching a fitness class.
Katy Hancock was instructing a "bounce class" in Cambridgeshire in the UK in late January when she suddenly collapsed in front of fellow exercisers. After being rushed to her local hospital, an MRI scan confirmed she had suffered a brain bleed caused by an undiscovered aneurysm.
Despite the 32-year-old being transferred to another hospital with a specialised neurological unit and "fighting as only Katy can", she sadly passed away a week later.
Her distraught father Chris Taylor spoke to local media and shared how "very active" and "strong" his daughter was before her sudden death, noting how effortless it was for her to make those around her laugh.
“She was hysterically funny, a brilliant mimic, she could memorise lines from a film she saw 20 years ago and just drop them out at the appropriate moment," Mr Taylor told CambridgeshireLive.
However, he continued by saying “she had a few headaches she was complaining about” in the lead-up to her death.
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As a committed primary teacher, Katy spent most of her time surrounded by children and was "completely and utterly devoted" to her own children Dylan, 4, and Taylor, 2.
“She was like a dynamo. She just never stopped running around looking after the kids and doing whatever was necessary, and she was just incredible," her dad said.
Devastated family's tribute to Katy
The family have launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds in Katy's memory and have clearly outlined what they intend to do with the contributions.
They hope to provide memorial benches in a number of public spaces where the family frequently visited and enjoyed time together, with her father believing "it's a lovely thing for the kids, in particular".
Any leftover money will be put into a fund and "ring-fenced" for when Dylan and Taylor come of age, with the hope this will financially contribute towards their education.
The family have updated their target several times after their initial goal of £15,000 ($26,700) was smashed, and the generous donations show no sign of stopping.
"We cannot say thank you enough," they wrote.
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